Collapse Occurs During N.J. House Fire

A three-alarm fire swept through a Little Egg Harbor home before it collapsed on Dec. 18.

Just after 5:00 a.m. Mystic Lake Volunteer Fire Department (Station 72) crews were dispatched and the Little Egg Harbor police found heavy fire throughout the structure.

72 command arrived and struck a second alarm. Heavy fire was shwoing from the 2 1/2-story structure and the B and D exposures were in danger

Three hoselines were pulled from Engine 7211 arrived and used on the A, B and D sides.  

Ladder 7205 was put into service on the A side of the home while a third alarm was struck.

About 15 minutes into the fire, the C side of the building collapsed. 

The fire was placed under control four hours later and the last units left the scene about 2:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported and the cause of tire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshals Office.

Units that responded: 7211, 7205, 7207, 7108, 7111, 7001, 7008, E-47, E-60, E-421